Patriotic Painted Rocks

Painted rocks are all the rage right now and the Patriotic Painted Rocks are going to be the perfect craft DIY for you or your littles.

This project can be done with your little’s while you take a nature walk and collect rocks. You can also buy them at the home improvement store.  Either way, look for rocks that are smooth and round or oval.

Here’s what you need to make your own Patriotic Painted Rocks:

  • DecoArt Americana Multi-Surface Satin – Cotton Ball, Lipstick, Sky Blue, Blue Bird, True Blue
  • Rocks – Large, Round, and Smooth
  • Paintbrushes – Flat, Round, Liner
  • Black Permanent Marker
  • Pencil with New Eraser

To begin the Patriotic Painted Rocks, gather all supplies. Wash all rocks and leave them outside to dry in the sun.


Sketch a large heart shape onto the rock with a Pencil. Basecoat the heart with Multi-Surface Satin Cotton Ball. Let dry and apply a second coat, if necessary. Paint the top left corner True Blue and horizontal stripes Lipstick.

Add Cotton Ball stars with five short brushstrokes. Embellish the edge of the heart with Sky Blue and Blue Bird dots using the end of the paintbrush handle.


Basecoat the entire rock with Multi-Surface Satin Cotton Ball. Paint a peace sign with Blue Bird. Add Lipstick stripes on the right side of the peace sign and True Blue stars on the left side. Add Sky Blue dots around the peace sign using the end of the paintbrush handle.


Basecoat the oval rock with Multi-Surface Satin Sky Blue. Sketch a butterfly outline on the rock with a Mono Drawing Pencil. Fill in the upper wings with True Blue and the lower wings with Cotton Ball. Add Lipstick stripes then Cotton Ball stars and dots. Fill in the butterfly body with Multi-Surface Satin Blue Bird.


Basecoat rock with Multi-Surface Satin Lipstick. Make three flowers using the new end of a pencil eraser dipped in Cotton Ball and Sky Blue. Add True Blue Stars, Blue Bird dots, and Blue Bird accents on the flower petals. This is a super easy pattern for the kiddos to complete.


Basecoat the rock with Multi-Surface Satin True Blue. Add rainbow-shaped stripes in Lipstick, Cotton Ball, and Sky Blue. Add details with the Black Permanent Marker for a boho look. DecoArt Americana Multi-Surface Satin is perfect for rock painting because it doesn’t need to be sealed.

Leave your painted rocks along the path at your local park, on a hiking trail or even during your Summer vacation.  Found rocks are such a fun way to brighten someone’s day!

If you’re looking for some other rock painting ideas and tips on how to start your own hide and seek rock group in your community, check out THIS POST! You’re going to get a tutorial on how to paint a rainbow, a watermelon, and a lemon!

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